Consumer Information

California Intercontinental University (CALUNIVERSITY ®) is a distance education institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management, which promotes quality learning, critical thinking, and the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of diverse business communities. We strive to hire motivated and committed students who, through their academic accomplishments, will become successful business managers, executives, leaders, researchers, and consultants.

We are student centered institution that adheres to the highest principles of integrity, ethical standards, fairness, and academic excellence. The purpose of California Intercontinental University is to promote and support innovative educational opportunities through distance study, critical research, and quality service to students.

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Institution Mission Statement

California Intercontinental University offers relevant, in-demand accredited online programs designed to enhance each student’s professional career. California Intercontinental University is committed to equip the next generation of business professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs with the confidence, qualifications, and competence to succeed in the global business community and economy.

Areas of Special Focus:   Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Information Technology and Project Management

Description of Institution

In 2003, California Intercontinental University was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations. In 2005, California Intercontinental University received California State Approval to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2009, California Intercontinental University was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Graduation Rate, Student Achievement, and Satisfaction Rates

  • 2017 Average Completion / Graduation Rate for All Students: 84%
  • Percentage of Students Surveyed Who Responded that they:
  • Achieved their learning goals: 96%
  • Were satisfied with their studies: 98.5%


Total Percent
Associate 2 0.2%
Bachelor 262 32.0%
Master 123 15.0%
Doctorate 403 49.1%
US Residents 90.5%
Foreign 9.5%
LTH 33.2%
Part 63.4%
Full 3.4%

Student Body Diversity Information

Section 485(a)(1)(Q) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires disclosure of student body diversity to all prospective and enrolled students. Information gathered and presented in the chart was based on the self-disclosures by students.


Gender Percent of Total
Female 53.8%
Male 46.2%
Demographic Percent of Total
Asian 8%
Black or African American 31%
Hispanic 3%
Not Specified 5%
Two or more races 8%
White 46%

Information accurate as of February 2, 2018.

California Intercontinental University at a Glance


Name of Institution: California Intercontinental University
Address: 2601 Main Street, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92614
Year Founded: 2003
First Accredited: 2009
Next Scheduled Review: 2023
President: Richard Madrigal


Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386
Click here to view DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure Form for the Public

Participation in Funding Programs:

Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid programs for all programs with the exception of the Graduate Certificates


Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE)
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
Tel: 1 (888) 370-7589

California Intercontinental University is a private institution licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education. ‘Licensed to operate’ indicates compliance with state standards as set forth in Chapter 94897 of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

Approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

Privacy Information

We value your right to information privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records.

Non-Discrimination Policy

California Intercontinental University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity, University facility access, or participation in University activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.

CA BPPE Annual Report

Click here to view a Copy of the 2019 BPPE Annual Report

Click here to view a Copy of the 2018-2019 BPPE Schools Performance Fact Sheets